Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms-vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations-that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance (IDDS) is a five-year USAID-funded project with the following overall objectives: (1) Improve the detection of diseases of public health importance and identification of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in priority infectious diseases through an accessible, accurate, adaptable, timely, and integrated diagnostic network system; (2) Improve the quality of real-time surveillance systems for pathogens of greatest public health concern, including AMR and zoonotic diseases, and; (3) Generate evidence-based guidance and innovative solutions to strengthen in-country diagnostic networks and surveillance systems using a One Health approach.
PATH is seeking a Program Assistant to provide general administrative support (e.g. printing, photocopying, documentation preparations), support logistics of meetings including setting up project meetings and taking minutes), coordinate travel, review expense reports, compile and organize relevant background materials for meetings, support and coordinate project procurement and monitor implementation of project activities using an online project management systems like JIRA. This role will also be responsible for filing and maintaining project documents, distributing supplies or project materials, assist in disbursing/processing payments for workshops expenses, per diems and preparation of activity budgets. This position reports to the Team lead for IDDS based in Kampala, Uganda.